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Old 05-23-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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Default The City of Batman

I had no idea this existed but there is a city in Turkey called Batman.

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Batman (Kurdish: Êlih) is a city in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey and the capital of Batman Province. It lies on a plateau, 540 meters above sea level, near the confluence of the Batman River and the Tigris. The Batı Raman oil field, which is the largest oil field in Turkey, is located just outside the city. Batman has a local airport and a military airbase, which was used for transit of aircraft and helicopters in some search and rescue operations of the Gulf War.

The Batman Air Base is mentioned in the 2003 science fiction action movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
On 7 November 2008, former Batman Mayor Hüseyin Kalkan began looking into the possibility of suing Christopher Nolan, director of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and Warner Bros., distributor of the films, claiming the studios had been using "Batman", the name of the superhero, without permission from the city, and "placing the blame for a number of unsolved murders and a high female suicide rate on the psychological impact that the films' success has had on the city's inhabitants." No lawsuit has actually been filed.[37]
Local newspapers include Batman Çağdaş, Batman Doğuş, Batman Express, Batman Gazetesi, Batman Haber Portalı and Batman Postası.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:47 PM   #2
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This was actually a plot point in the JLA annual introducing Emissary. It was one of the Planet DC annuals. What was it, 98? 99? 2000?
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